The CAQ taxed, to make the “ethnic nationalism” by the minister Carlos Leitao

News 14 March, 2018
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    Carlos Leitao

    Nicolas Lachance

    Wednesday, march 14, 2018 14:45

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    François Legault believes that the minister of Finance Carlos Leitao is the “dirty little political” in claiming that the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) is driven by an “ethnic nationalism” and demanded an apology.

    The Gazette reported that Carlos Leitao said to the representatives of community groups, anglophones of Montreal, the CAQ called for “ethnic nationalism”. “I’m not afraid of words. It is what it is,” said Mr. Leitao.

    In anger, the leader of the CAQ, François Legault has pestered that it was a very serious charge, “hysterical” and “unacceptable”. “This is the dirty little political, said Mr. Legault. I think that here, the liberals just exceed the bounds.”

    The leader of the CAQ requires an apology to his minister of Finance. “Immediately, that he withdraws his remarks, he apologizes for having held such a conversation.”

    Mr. Legault believes that the first minister Philippe Couillard may not approve of such words.

    “How can it take so degrading to do politics?” he hammered, adding that the liberals were engaged in a campaign “premeditated lie organized.” He also believes that Quebecers who don’t think like the liberals are tanned from being accused of being “racist”.

    “There is no racist party in the national Assembly,” reiterated the leader of the CAQ, arguing that the liberals fear that the QSL harvest support within the anglophone community that it wants to attract.

    PQ solidarity

    The leader of the Parti québécois, Jean-François Lisée, came to the defense of the CAQ. According to the party of sovereignty, the liberals of Philippe Couillard demonstrate “intolerant filth”, when they are in front of the PQ and the CAQ, which “provide alternative visions of identity and nationalism”. “It’s part of the cynicism liberal,” said Mr. Lisée.

    For its part, the liberal Party will not make excuses and continues to assert that the CAQ divides Quebecers on the question of identity.